Farmers Who Voted Trump Are Now Blasting The President For Crippling Trade War With China: ‘The Most Scared I’ve Ever Been’
A new report reveals that farmers from North Dakota have grown tired of Donald Trump and his trade war with China.
According to The Bismarck Tribune, China imposed a 25% soybean tariff as a retaliatory measure against Trump’s trade policies, causing farmers to fear for their future.
Trump won the state in the 2016 election by more than twice the votes. He received 63% while Hillary Clinton only got 27%.
But that all seems to be changing as the midterm elections are getting closer.
“Right now, I am the most scared I’ve ever been as to where the future of farming is going,” explained Randy Richards, the Steele County president for the North Dakota Farmers Union.
The state might be heavily Republican, but with the chaos taking place in the agricultural industry thanks to Trump’s tariffs, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) may have a slight edge in the coming midterm elections.
Sen. Heitkamp is being challenged in the November election by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND).
“Cramer boasts about (how) he votes with the president all the time. I don’t think that’s good for North Dakota,” said Richards, who claimed he didn’t vote for Trump in 2016.
But farmers in North Dakota aren’t the only ones calling Trump out for the trade war.
A former Trump supporter in Minnesota slammed the president for it too.
“This isn’t just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value,” Michael Petefish, a Trump-backing farmer, told CNN. “This is multi-generational American families, your base, that you are now squarely putting into financial peril.”